Food Security

The economic burdens of professional and graduate education are significant for all students, and there may be times when it is difficult for students to access a sufficient quantity of nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.

As a participant in the University of California Global Food Initiative, UC San Francisco has established the Food Security for Students (FSFS) Program to develop and implement services and resources that address UCSF student nutrition and food insecurity. The FSFS program is supported by a campus allocation from UC President Janet Napolitano.

The Student Financial Aid Office, which administers the FSFS program at UCSF, provides Food Security Emergency Relief packets to provide short-term, emergency assistance to students. Financial Aid staff can also provide students who are experiencing long-term food insecurity with counseling and resource referral, as well as assistance with applying for the CalFresh Program.

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